Our Board of Directors bring vast experience to governing our business strategy, and are accountable for the performance of the company.

Dato' Mahathir Samat
Group CEO / Executive Chairman


  • 25 years in Oil & Gas industry
  • Bachelor of Engineering from University of East London, London, United Kingdom
  • An eminent, visionary and charismatic entrepreneur who build up his EFTECH empire from zero to significant present locally and internationally such as Australia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea and United Kingdom
  • Excellence Service Quality Award 2014 - Asia Pacific Excellence Entrepreneur Award
  • Awarded 13th Asia Pacific International Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014
  • Awarded 2014 Asia Pacific Excellence Brand
  • Awarded The Prestigious Malaysia’s Top 50 Enterprise Award 2014
  • Awarded Global Brand Award 2015, The 10th Malaysia Power Brand Award

Sa'aid Hazley Abdul Talib
Managing Director

EFTECH Drilling Solutions

  • 25 years in Oil & Gas industry
  • Bachelor of Engineering from University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Master of Business Admin (MBA)
  • A proven leader and technocrat with strong character, superb drive & superlative in technical
  • A well known figure in DD/MWD industry with vast experiences locally and internationally; Indonesia, Yemen, Sudan, Saudi, and Malaysia
  • A trusted professional and focal point for Petronas Organization as Schlumberger OFS PETRONAS Account and Advisor of Halliburton Drilling Group
  • One of the key persons who led and set up Drilling Optimization Monitoring Centre (DOMC) in Petronas – PRTVC
  • Held various managerial and key positions within Schlumberger and Halliburton organizations
  • Chairman of Subsurface Drilling Working Group 2015 for Malaysian Oil & Gas Society Council

Mohamad Sukor Zainal Abiddin
Executive Director

EFTECH Drilling Solutions

  • 11 years in Oil & Gas industry
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honors from The University of Manchester Institute Science and Technology (UMIST), Manchester, United Kingdom
  • A young leader and technocrat with extraordinary drive and majestic touch
  • A star performer while in the Oilfield Giant, Schlumberger both as engineer and manager
  • Held various managerial positions throughout his career such as Managing Director, Business Development, DD/MWD Engineering, Technical, Operational, Service Quality, Training & Competency and sales in Schlumberger, Baker Hughes & Energis
  • Set up and managing Energis, Malaysian’s First Drilling & Completion QAQC Company as MD/CEO
  • The University of Manchester's Alumni - Read Sukor Zainal's Story here

Andrew Manning
Managing Director of
EFTECH International

EFTECH International

  • 20 years in Oil & Gas Industry
  • Graduated from Robert Gordon University
  • Andrew was holding some high profile portfolios throughout his career including number of managerial posts in Baker Hughes and a General Manager & Regional Business Development Manager while with Enermech
  • World class in all aspects of Business Development and Strategic Planning
  • Energetic, experience, a driver and technically strong; attributes that position him at the head of the pack


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